This bircher muesli (also called chilled Swiss oatmeal) is loaded with crunchy apples, dried fruit and nuts. Full of fiber and protein, plus easy to make ahead of time!
A few weekends ago, Isaac and I stayed at a hotel in Northern Virginia for a wedding. We weren’t feeling the free hotel breakfast on Sunday morning so we swung by Corner Bakery for a bite to eat. We don’t have Corner Bakery locations in Richmond so I was excited to see Swiss Oatmeal on the menu — it sounded like overnight oats, which I’m a huge fan of in the summer months.
There were two Swiss Oatmeal combos to choose from. I ordered the one that includes chunks of banana, Granny Smith apple, dried cranberries, yogurt and almonds.
I LOVED it! So much so I decided to recreate the dish at home. You’ve probably noticed that I do this a lot with restaurant meals — it’s a thing I like to do.
It’s always a fun challenge. Sometimes the recipes are a total flop, but luckily this one turned out to be a winner. I know for sure that I’ll be making it again and again.
The Greek yogurt makes the oatmeal extra creamy and adds protein. All the fruity add-ins lend a nice sweetness and give the oats a bit of texture. I don’t know that I’d ever had fresh aple pieces in oatmeal before but I must say, I love the crunch factor that they add.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s super easy — just toss the ingredients together the night before and your breakfast will be ready to eat when you wake up. It’s also portable if you want to portion out a serving and take it to work with you. Now have no excuse not to eat breakfast. 😉
There are a ton of different overnight oatmeal recipes out there. Heck, I’ve even posted a bunch of different versions here. Example: peanut butter & jelly overnight oatmeal, eggnog overnight oats, protein overnight oats.
That said, feel free to experiment with your favorite fruits and nuts for the add-ins and toppings. You can also switch up the milk and yogurt. I used almond milk and plain Greek yogurt, but if you’re vegan, I’m sure soy, almond or coconut milk yogurt would work great too.
So tasty!! Especially when paired with a glass of cold brew coffee. 🙂